Species: Lepomis macrochirus (Rafinesque, 1810) - bluegill
Tips for Identifying: First the BAM then the FAD.
Deeply compressed and fusiform bodies (flattened and tapered).
Weighs up to
Length up to
Varies depending on locality. Species is sexually dimorphic (males and females look different). Males are often more colorful, having brighter reddish orange breasts during mating season.
Gregarious; usually found with other bluegills and pan fish.
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